15 results for author: Christopher Kline

Is Marvin Bagley the best prospect for the Kings?

I recently wrote a piece about the possibility of Mo Bamba making his way to Sacramento. While some folks pushed back on that idea quite a bit, defensive cornerstones are hard to come by. Bamba might become one of the best defensive bigs in the league. In that piece, however, I made one notable disclaimer: You don’t draft ... More

Mohamed Bamba could be an option for the Kings

The Sacramento Kings won’t get their pick next season, making this year’s selection especially important. As luck would have it, this year’s lottery is among the most talented in recent memory, giving them a chance to add an elite talent to build around in the coming years. Mohamed Bamba, the lanky center from ... More

Frank Mason’s success is no secret and it will help the Kings down the road

The NBA Draft is an interesting spectacle. We hype up a bunch of freshmen that are no where near their ceiling, only to forget some of college's biggest stars in the process. Frank Mason, who won National Player of the Year in his fourth season at Kansas, is a prime example of that. The Kings drafted Mason 34th, capping ... More

Analyzing Malachi Richardson’s long-term outlook in Sacramento

Malachi Richardson entered the 2016 draft after a laudable NCAA Tournament run in which he led a 10th-seeded Syracuse team all the way to the Final Four. He was one of the more unexpected breakout freshmen that season, and rode his hot hand all the way to the 22nd pick. Now kicking off just his second season in Sacramento, ... More

Who should start for the Sacramento Kings?

It’s finally back. NBA basketball is here, and the 2017–18 season projects as one of the most intriguing in quite some time. From the exodus of star talent in the East to a number of new-look teams in the West, there’s no shortage of uncertainty — even with Golden State and Cleveland being projected as the overwhe... More

Harry Giles: ‘I’m starting to feel better every day’

Last June, Harry Giles was coming off a season in which he averaged just 3.9 points and 3.8 rebounds per game for a Duke team that underachieved for most of the campaign. Not long after being regarded as the top prospect in his class, Giles was relegated to 11.5 minutes per contest. He was still the No. 18 prospect on my ... More

Why Skal Labissiere should be the Kings’ starting power forward

The DeMarcus Cousins era is long gone in Sacramento. After trudging through years of controversy-filled mediocrity with DeMarcus Cousins at the helm, the Kings’ decision to offload the multi-time All-Star was the culture shock that they so desperately needed — as well as what set in motion the development of one ... More

Bogdan Bogdanovic might be the Kings’ best rookie

Sacramento had a good offseason. Not only did they cover the loss of Scott Perry in the front office with another strong hire in Brandon Williams, but the talent Vlade Divac has sought out has all had a purpose. When the Kings traded away DeMarcus Cousins at the deadline last season, Divac said that it was an effort to ... More

Kings reportedly sign Jack Cooley to a two-way contract

The Kings continued their roster building Friday, utilizing one of their two-way contracts on 26-year-old Jack Cooley. The 6-foot-9 big man last played with MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg overseas before appearing in 26 G-League games since. Now, with the two-way contract in fold, the Kings will be able to switch Cooley between the ... More

Justin Jackson is looking to be the Kings’ two-way spark plug

When the Kings nabbed Justin Jackson with No. 15 in June, a handful of conflicting thoughts went through my head. I wasn’t sold on Jackson going that high. While his improvements at North Carolina were evident, he still had some obvious flaws and a lower ceiling than you’d like out of a top 15 pick — especially with ... More